Firm History

Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC (M+Sa) was founded in 2011. The firm traces its origins to the 1974 partnership of William Short and Jeremiah Ford III, a community-based general practice that undertook design and preservation projects for residential, commercial, and institutional clients. With the addition of new partners in subsequent years, Short and Ford became known as Ford Farewell Mills & Gatsch Architects and then as Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects.

The work of Mills + Schnoering Architects reflects a continued emphasis on both design and preservation, but the focus has become more national in scope. M+Sa’s recent cultural, institutional, and civic work includes master planning for and restoration of the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania; the design of Life Safety Studies at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri; the design of office renovations at the Wilbur J. Cohen Building in Washington, DC; restoration and renovation of the Paepcke Memorial Building at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado; and the design of Life Safety Improvements at the Statue of Liberty National Monument.